Novelist. Born at Wood Farm, West Bradenham, Norfolk. At the age of nineteen he was sent to Natal to serve the Lieutenant-Governor, as his father said he was only fit to be a greengrocer. He achieved success in several occupations including ostrich farming. On returning to Britain he read law and was called to the bar, but abandoned it in favour of his writing. His best known works include 'King Solomon's Mines'. 'Ayesha' and 'She'. Died in a nursing home at 3 Devonshire Terrace.
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